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Fruit and Nut Cereal Bars

  • Beginner
  • 18 bars
  • 14 hr 50 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess

Ingredients

1 cup Crown® Lily White® Corn Syrup
OR Beehive® OR Crown® Golden Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy OR chunky)
1 package (7 ounces) OR 1-1/4 cups dried fruit pieces, such as: cranberries, raisins, chopped dates, cherries, diced apricots, etc...
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips OR candy-coated chocolate pieces

Instructions

Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil (OR in a 1-quart microwave-safe container, microwave on HIGH (100%) for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes until syrup boils). Remove from heat.


Stir in baking soda and peanut butter until blended thoroughly. Add dried fruit mixture and nuts; stir to combine. Stir in cereal until thoroughly coated.


Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch pan and pat into place. Top with miniature chocolate chips and press down.


Cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


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